Posts Tagged ‘layout’

Ad-blocking ‘bug’

Saturday, March 5th, 2011

I just found out that some Firefox users might not have been able to see the Phase I scoreboard. This is if you have the AdBlock Plus extension or something similar that prevents certain HTML elements from appearing. In our case it was because I used a CSS identifier named “leaderboard.” I have changed that to a different name, so that issue should clear up. You may need to refresh your browser cache if you don’t see the fix right away.

On a side note, you may want to disable blocking for entirely. Our site is funded through donations from the community and staff, so I have no plans at all to place advertisements on the site (especially not the pop-up kind).

Clarifying links

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

The menu bar now has entries for the “main pages” of each of the Contestants, Statistics, and Community portals. Since the start of the season you could have clicked on the category labels to get there, but I realize now that the drop-down menu had been misleading many site visitors.

So on the main Contestants page, you can view character biographies and career histories (by clicking on their avatars). These are available only for 2010 Contestants. All preliminary Competitors are listed, but they do not have bios. Bios for 2009 and 2008 Contestants are linked in their respective pages in the site archives. Those bios are no longer being maintained, but we may develop a more comprehensive and regulary updated database in the future.

The main Statistics page has the cumulative standings for all Rounds; just use the buttons and drop-down menu to navigate. There are also links to tournament information for Japan Anime Saimoe and Korea Best Moe. (Some pages are undergoing rewriting as I make this post; until now all the charts were images, but we are converting them to be text-and-HTML-based, so they load more quickly and also become searchable.)

The main Community page lists all the different branches of our community, which is primarily the forum at the moment. Our IRC chatroom has somewhat died over the course of the year; maybe it’ll revive again someday with the right people. :) There is also space for community video submissions as well.

Additionally, I’m updating the URLs to our archive sites. Older ISML websites will live in their own subdomain. So will now become Your DNS may take a day or two to update fully, so some links might not work just yet. And if you have existing bookmarks, they should redirect correctly. If not, please update your bookmarks.

Sorry for the confusion, but I hope ISML can become a little more accessible to visitors with these changes.

Topaz preview online

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Topaz 1 matches can now be previewed on the voting page. Our site has shifted to the Topaz skin; the posters at the bottom of the main page honor the Necklace’s previous holders, Sakurazaki Setsuna and Nagato Yuki. In three weeks we will have a new Topaz champion. Voting begins on Sunday.

Aquamarine information has been archived, and the Tiara posters have moved to the Statistics main page.

Thanks to LYJ who is our most recent donor. :)

Back to normal

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

As part of April 1 festivities worldwide, we temporarily changed our banners to reflect the International Saigar League, where voters would choose the most gar among anime males, as opposed to the familiar moe among anime girls. We’re not actually hosting such a tournament, though I’ve been surprised to see a positive response here and there about it. I don’t think a Saigar will be in our future, though.

The aquamarine borders were temporarily red, and a man-on-man match was placed at the top of the featured match previews. The colors have been reverted now, and the match moved to the bottom of the listings to avoid confusion in the future. If you saw our forums yesterday, I installed a temporary Naruto-based theme.

The visual elements are back to normal now, and we have still been keeping to our schedule. Aquamarine 6 results will be out later today, and the finale, Round 7, will start on Sunday.

All systems are go (and gar)

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Per the schedule, Aquamarine 6 will proceed as normal. We’re glad to have no problems through five Rounds so far.

In the meantime, we have new banners to display on the front page today.

Site updates

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

The Aquamarine page is now ready; all results from the Period will be stored in there. Similar pages for future Periods will appear when their time arrives. Cumulative statistics for the whole season are viewable on the main Statistics page.

Some clarifications were needed on the 2010 Charter to reflect the extra seeding matches that occured during the Preliminaries in addition to describing part of the Regular Season tiebreaker process in more detail. Nothing major was affected in this update.

The Rules FAQ has a few statements regarding the Regular Season statistics and how we define Strength of Schedule (SoS) and other indices.

Character biographies are steadily being updated this week with current statistics and tournament information. A page archiving all the exhibition competitors is in development.

Today we received a new donation. Thank you, Snape!

Aquamarine skin

Saturday, March 13th, 2010

The colors on the website will change over time to reflect the current Period in the Regular Season. While we still have one more week left before the kickoff, I wanted to get the Aquamarine “skin” applied early to have a change from the Preliminary colors which have been with us since January.

A special shuffling gallery is on the front page to showcase our Contestants while we await the start of the Regular Season. Clicking on the avatars will link to profile pages, which are a work in progress. Our newest Contestants don’t have pages just yet, but they will be in place before the end of next week. Most pages are still copies of the 2009 profiles, but both biographies and statistical data will be updated for 2010. Images will be updated, too.

Match Preview

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Between matches, the voting arena now shows a preview for the next upcoming match.

Site updates and donations

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

Third post of the night! 😛 Make sure you read all three news posts.

Some initial Phase II information is available on the preliminaries homepage. What you can view are the brackets (courtesy of melange) for Phase II’s single-elimination tournament starting Thursday. More tables will be available later in the week.

Despite the tournament being called “elimination,” the Candidates who do not win Phase II still get one last chance in Phase III.

All Phase I results have been moved to this page in the Statistics realm.

Finally we take a moment to recognize and thank our latest donors — Vincent Valentine Chang (a.k.a. Newgunden) from Taiwan, zmjhgvn from Germany (repeat donor), and shinz_zhu from Canada (repeat donor). Your generosity is amazing, and our appreciation shall grow to match it.

New front page

Saturday, December 26th, 2009

Beginnings of the new front page are up. I’ll try to have little “modules” to keep things compact but informative.

The video on the site is the PV from 2009 Double Elimination. More videos to come.